May 20, 2022

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson Statement on Florida Appellate Court Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) issued the following statement on the state’s First District Court of Appeal reinstating Ron DeSantis’ congressional map.

“While I’m disappointed in today’s decision by the appellate court to reinstate DeSantis’ unconstitutional map, I am confident that the Florida Supreme Court will soon take over this issue and protect the rights of Black voters in North Florida.

“The trial judge was correct to protect minority voting rights by following prior Supreme Court rulings and maintaining the current status quo for North Florida.

“I am confident that the Florida Supreme Court will undo today’s action and reinstate constitutional districts for North Florida in time for the 2022 election.”

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